Photos have emerged of Rafael Nadal and Xisca Perello having a ride on his water ski in Mallorca in the break he recently had between Queens and Wimbledon.
See more photos (here) at Vamos Brigade.
Below are some snippets from an article written by Lynn Barber for The Times that were posted on Nadal News (here). Apparently Nadal wasn’t in the best mood during the interview which took place, Armani’s exposed, while Nadal was on the treatment table in Rome.
“Despite his vast wealth — £24m in winnings, probably twice that in sponsorship — everyone agrees that he is unspoilt, unchanged. His best friends are still the friends he made at school; his hobbies are football, golf and fishing. He goes back to his home town, Manacor, whenever he has time, and shares a big apartment block with his mother, sister, grandparents and Uncle Toni’s family. Read more
Rafael Nadal has celebrated his sixth Roland Garros win in style on a rainy night in Paris alongside his family, long time girlfriend Xisca Perello and his team.
After Xisca roared her support for her man yesterday after taking a few days off work to support Nadal and spend his birthday with him, the beautiful young Spaniard accompanied her boyfriend to L’Avenue for a celebratory dinner. Read more
The birthday boy Rafael Nadal got exactly what he wanted for his birthday. He won his match, essentially doing everything he could to preserve his number one ranking. Roger Federer then gave him the present of another day to try and fend off Djokovic in the rankings by beating the Serbian. He got a cake from Roland Garros and girlfriend Xisca Perello was there to support him on his big day. Read more
Rafael Nadal has secured a place in yet another Roland Garros final where he will play either Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic for a chance to win his sixth French Open title and tenth Grand Slam title after defeating Andy Murray 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. It took three hours and 17 minutes for the Spanish world number one, who is battling to hold on to the top spot, to give himself a chance to equal Bjorn Borg’s record in Paris. Read more
Rafael Nadal has secured his position at the top of the rankings for another week by making it into the semis in Rome after beating Marin Cilic 6-1, 6-3 today.
With long time girlfriend Xisca Perello in the stands supporting her man, Rafa broke Cilic early for a 2-0 lead in a match that he should not have been playing. Apparently Uncle Toni told L’Equipe that he had recommended his nephew withdraw from Rome due to his fever prior to playing his third round match against Feliciano Lopez. His stubborn charge seems intent on defending his number one ranking and beating Djokovic for some confidence ahead of Roland Garros, hopefully not at the cost of hit longer term fitness for the next two months. Read more
Posted in Feliciano Lopez, Illness, Marin Cilic, Match Report, Novak Djokovic, Paolo Lorenzi, Rafael Nadal, Richard Gasquet, Roland Garros, Rome, Tomas Berdych, Toni Nadal, Xisca Perello
Paolo Lorenzi put on a brilliant show in Rome today. The home grown hero, who at 29 has struggled to put a mark on the ATP circuit, showed other players on the circuit just how far Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, is from being in full flight. Nadal worked hard, really hard, and looked exhausted from beginning to end but eventually won 6-7, 6-4, 6-0
On his beloved red dirt, even when his knees had seen better days in 2009, Rafa has always been a superior clay court player. Lorenzi commendably went for broke against the world number one and he made him work for a third round position showing that he too has some great clay court abilities. At one point he won seven consecutive points, a number which Juan Carlos Ferrero struggled to get from a much stingier Nadal last season. Read more
Posted in Barcelona, David Ferrer, Injury, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Match Report, Novak Djokovic, Paolo Lorenzi, Rafael Nadal, Roland Garros, Rome, Toni Nadal, Xisca Perello
Rafael Nadal has attended an opera in Mallorca “Brundibar” that was directed by his grandfather Rafael Nadal. Also in attendance was ever present girlfriend Xisca Perello.
Today Rafa received the Juan Antonio Samaranch International Award in its inaugural year in Barcelona. Nadal was honoured for his contribution to tennis, ethics, human values and solidarity in sport. Read more
Rafael Nadal has battled for three hours to beat Andy Murray 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 for a chance to fight David Ferrer for his seventh consecutive Monte Carlo crown. It was a dramatic, strange and entertaining match as the two players went through patches of brilliance and difficulty.
Their match was scheduled to start at 3pm to determine the final finalist for the Monte Carlo event. The crowd sat and waited for Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal before it was announced that Murray had a painful elbow and had been advised to warm up for more time before deciding if he was going to play. An anxious packed house waited and eventually the men came out on court – Murray sans any tape or real indicator that something was astray. Read more